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Indoor Family Games to Play

It might be cold outside, but that shouldn’t stop you from gathering with friends! There are many popular games that you can play inside!

Popular Board Games

Board games are always a hit in groups! When looking for a good board game, you just need to consider how many people you have playing and what kind of game you’d like to play! Here are a few popular games to choose from:

  • Catch Phrase
    • Players divide into two teams and pass a game piece around that says a word on it that the person holding it must explain (without saying the word) and get his or her teammates to guess the phrase. Just don’t get caught holding it when the timer goes off or the other team gets a point.
  • Speak Out
    • Have you ever been to the dentist and they used a plastic device to hold lips open and away from your teeth? In this game a player must get his or her team to guess a phrase or word while wearing one of these!
  • Settlers of Catan
    • Lovers of Risk and Monopoly will love this game. Each player collects resources and works to build a colony on a newly discovered island. There are a few ways to win, but essentially the player who develops the most land or gets the biggest army the fastest wins.
  • Any of the classics!
    • Don’t have a fun, new board game handy? Everyone loves the classics like:
      • Monopoly
      • Twister
      • Pictionary
      • Mad Libs

Card Games

There are an endless supply of card games out there, but a few good ones include:

  • War
  • Crazy Eights
  • Gin Rummy
  • Spit
  • Old Maid

Other Ideas

Physical Activities

Have you ever seen the show Minute to Win It? A quick Google Search will show you that there are many ways to adapt those games for small (or large) groups in your home! The laughs won’t stop if you really go for it!

Activity Parties

Have you ever been to a murder mystery party? There are all kinds of kits available online for a fun who done it! It’s a great way to include children or to host a themed dinner party!


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